Local Band Local Beer: Dark Water Rising, with Africa Unplugged, The Freeway Revival

May 25, 2017 9:30 PM

Doors Open: 8:30 PM
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ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 24, 2017 10:00 AM to May 25, 2017 6:30 PM
Tickets are $5 ($3 with college ID)

DARK WATER RISING: Native Americans who piece together Southern rock full of gospel harmonies, hip-hop inflections and Motown soul with a journeyman work ethic. With bold songwriting and bewitching arrangements, DWR breaks rules effortlessly."– Sylvia Pfeiffenberger, "Indy Week"

To the members of Dark Water Rising, kinship is essential. Ties of kinship within the band's Native American communities helped to establish the band in 2008. Today, those same Native roots provide the framework for the band's sound, which they describe as "rocky soul."

The band attributes their style of playing and singing to a combination of influences, which range from attending Sunday morning worship services to absorbing the diverse styles and tones of artists like Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, the BeeGees, and Lynrd Skynard. DWR explores various themes of life — love, heartbreak, sacrifice, celebration, despair, pain — all while expressing and evoking sincere emotion on issues affecting contemporary Native American communities.

Dark Water Rising has two albums under their belt to date: self-titled release "Dark Water Rising" (2010) and "Grace & Grit: Chapter 1" (2013). The band has performed throughout the East Coast, has garnered considerable radio airplay, appeared on NPR's "The Story with Dick Gordon" and "The State of Things", and has earned 2 Native American Music Awards, one for "Debut Duo or Group of the Year" (2010), and more recently, "Best Gospel/Inspirational Recording" (Nov. 2014).

Dark Water Rising — comprised of powerhouse artists Charly Lowry (vocals/rhythm guitar/percussion), Aaron Locklear (keys/guitar/drums), Corey Locklear (lead guitar), Tony Murnahan (bass) and Emily Musolino (vocals/lead guitar/bass) — continues to grow and amaze each time they perform. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E311xmY-fEA

THE FREEWAY REVIVAL: Internationally touring ensemble The Freeway Revival's explosive blend of classic rock, blues, country, funk and soul incorporates lyrics that are an expression of life on the road. Tasteful guitar harmonies, vibrant vocal harmonies, strong rhythmic groove, and a unique assortment of piano/organ melodies create a magnetic sound that feels timeless and familiar yet remains entirely unique to itself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rusAwSIyot4

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